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backpacking with trekking poles

Gear

Pros and Cons of Common Backpacking Gear

Pros and cons of common gear dichotomies like tents vs. tarps, air mattress vs. closed cell foam, cooking stoves vs. cold soaking, and suspension framed packs vs. going frameless.

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fall sleep system

Gear Tips

How to Build a Fall Sleep System

A proper fall sleep system gives you the ability to capitalize on the exquisite shoulder season of autumn—no bugs, no crowds, no sweltering heat. Depending on where you are though, shoulder seasons can be hard to plan for. They are…

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Thermarest 1984 sleeping pad

Gear Stories

Memories from a 1984 Sleeping Pad

When we buy gear that is guaranteed for longevity, it’s not only allowing our adventure fund to continue to grow, but it’s healthier for the environment as well. It’s gear we can count on for longevity and strength, designed for gnarly adventures.

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car camping with bikes

Gear

Car Camping Essentials & Gear Guide

There’s a whole basket of adventures and unique opportunities that come with car camping. If you have your car camping essentials in place, odds are you’ll make the most of your time outside. I’m not much of a planner. Though…

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Man securing sleeping bag to sleeping pad

Gear

How to Choose a Sleeping Pad

With all the options in today’s market, picking a sleeping pad can be an overwhelming affair. We won’t pick for you, but here is what you need to know to find the pad of your dreams.

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Compressible Pillow

Gear

How to Build Your Car Camping Sleep System

Whether you’re seeking the relaxation of nature or setting up a hub for a few days of hiking and mountain biking in the mountains, your car camping sleep system ensures that you are enjoying comfier and better nights under the…

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